Caught in Red Tape: How Occupational Licensing Hurts Florida’s Most Vulnerable

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF Introduction Access to gainful employment is essential to the economic success of Floridians and their families. An estimated 13.6 percent of people in Florida live below the poverty line, but the poverty rate is much lower among those who are able to find [...]

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20 for ’20: 20 Ways We Will Protect Florida Prosperity in 2020

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF  Promote job opportunity through occupational licensing reform. Expand patient-centered, market-based healthcare reforms to address Florida’s healthcare shortages. Safeguard the private property rights of homeowners seeking to home share. Address challenges in Florida’s criminal justice system via effective sentencing reform. Promote a new Economic Development [...]

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Finding the Right Lane: Next Steps for Florida in Practical Insurance Reform

By Christian Cámara, Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute CLICK TO READ THE PDF HERE INTRODUCTION Florida’s pro-growth, business-friendly environment, as well as its climate, sunshine, and proximity to Latin-America have encouraged the flow of people and capital into the state and created enviable levels of economic and population growth. [...]

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The Journal- Fall 2019

MOVING BEYOND THE POSSIBLE  FALL 2019 | NUMBER 62 CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL JOURNAL PDF  Forward Florida on the Forefront | Senator Jeffrey Brandes How we can use our success in economic policy to address the advent of technology and innovation in the Sunshine State. Articles Innovation Is [...]

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2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Memo

Click here to read the PDF version! 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up “The 2019 Florida Legislative Session was transformative. Policymakers and a new governor made bold strides cementing Florida as a beacon for conservative principles. Our team at JMI worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond in ways that will be felt for [...]

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Bridging the Divide: Licensing and Recidivism

Occupational Licensing and Recidivism in the United States Vittorio Nastasi and Samuel R. Staley DeVoe L. Moore Center, Florida State University Executive Summary This policy study examines the effects of occupational licensing reform on reducing recidivism—the likelihood former prisoners will re-offend and return to prison. Eighty-six percent of released prisoners [...]

By | 2019-04-10T09:26:41-04:00 April 8th, 2019|Publications, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bridging the Divide: Licensing and Recidivism

Innovation and Regulation in Florida: A Framework for Permissionless Innovation

Read the PDF here! Christopher Koopman, Senior Director of Strategy and Research , Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University; Adjunct Director, Center for Technology and Telecommunications, The James Madison Institute Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Introduction Florida’s economy has changed dramatically over [...]

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